Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Encounters with Public Art Miami; January 2017

 Large apartment buildings in the museum district of Miami.  
Construction of OneThousandMuseum condo tower, designed by Zaha Hadid is rising and is about half of eventual height of 700 feet/62 stories:
While it will be an expensive high-end condo tower, the sinuous form perhaps may provide some visual interest from the public Museum Park.
The low structure partially blocking OneThousandMuseum is the Miami Science Museum.

The Perez Art Museum in Museum Park:érez_Art_Museum_Miami
It is a LEED certified building designed by Swiss firm Herzog and De Meuron.

 Above:  Outdoor sculpture:  "Penetrable BBL, Blue 2/8; 1999 by Jesus Rafael Soto." 

Below:  "Vertical gardens", planted with local vegetation, dampen sound and make the outdoor portico more appealing.  They were designed by Patrick Blanc.

 Crowd at the New World Center, designed by Frank Gehry, in South Beach.
It is home of the New World Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Simulcast of the concerts are presented free to the public on the wall.